Advice Needed Getting VISTA x64 to run on a Raid 0+1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Tony_P, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Tony_P

    Tony_P Guest

    How can i make this short and to the point??

    I have XpProSP2 Installed in a Raid 0+1 on two Baracuda's 80G's 10000rpm
    I also Have a Seagate 120G on a Raid 0 Partioned in half for Vista X64
    formatted NTFS as well.
    I have read evry article posted here for getting VISTA X64 to run on a raid
    NForce3 chipset, It seems that everyone has different experiances in getting
    it to run on a Dual boot from X32 to X64.

    I have another DEV machine running XP proSP2 X32 and X64Pro and the install
    went flawlessly The rigs are Identical in the raid arrays. except for the
    Drive sizes.
    Vista refuses to cooperate with me , Day three and no joy, Dvd boots Vista
    starts to load, no options shown at this point, The Install screen comes up
    go to install, and you get the Unable to determine the HD's in the system.

    So The case in point has any one got around this, how can I get the raid
    drivers loaded if Vista will not give you the option to load???

    If I disable all the sata's and raid options on the Twin Baracudas, leave
    the Seagate set in Raid, Vista will go through like a champ, are the Dev
    Builders planning on allowing a dual boot X32 and X64 on the Final release??

    I would really like to here from a Dev on this issue if possible? Thanks for
    taking the time to read this.
    Tony_P, Jun 16, 2006
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    Bob Guest

    I would also love to see someone offer a solution to this, at this point...
    really, Tony,good luck. This type of question (and the answer) is what will
    make or break Vista, or turn it into another millenium. I have a
    suggestion,but it's not well formulated enough to propose yet.
    Bob, Jun 16, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    I don't have a solution for you but RAID 0 takes at least two drives. RAID
    0+1 takes at least four drives. How many drives do you have?
    Kerry Brown, Jun 16, 2006
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    Tony_P Guest

    My Bad, Edit that 0 on the Baracudas and Two Seagatates as well in 0, I
    guess the frustration level of trying to get this got to me last night. I di
    d manage to shut down the primary set of 80's eliminated the second Raid
    which is on an MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum Bios rev 1c
    And the install will go through on Sata 3 & 4 slots, No OC in use Relaxed
    Tony_P, Jun 16, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    I still don't understand your setup but it sounds like you got it installed.
    If you are still having problems installing please post more details of how
    the hard drives are hooked up and to which controllers.
    Kerry Brown, Jun 16, 2006
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    Tony_P Guest

    My Appologies Kerry,

    I Have two Drives of equal value Two 80Gig Baracuda's Raid 0 with XP Pro X32
    These drives are partioned as such NVIDIA STRIPE 149.06G C:> 50878MB and

    The Partioned Drive for the Vista Install
    NVIDIA STRIPE 186.31G Divided evenly

    what happens, is if i keep the raid arrays active and try to install VISTA
    Vista will not reconize the drive configurations , If I shut down the XP32
    Raid and Leave the Raid config for the VISTA i will go through, This is fine
    if I want to change my Bios options every time I want to run VISTA by
    changing the boot order.

    This is what I do not want to do, I would like to be able to Dual Boot XP32
    and Vista, I am able to do this with X32 Pro and X64 Pro on my Dev Machine,
    which is set up just the same , but with smaller Dual 40G drives.

    Alot of the threads state to load the 64bit driver prior to install, but
    here's where i am Illiterate on this, If Vista will not reconize the drive
    configs, And we all know you can not load 64 bit drivers on a 32 bit system,
    how can this be accomplished?

    Thanks for replying....
    Tony_P, Jun 16, 2006
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    Tony_P Guest

    NVIDIA STRIPE 149.06G C:> 50878MB and
    NVIDIA STRIPE 186.31G Divided evenly Sata 3 and 4, have Also tried on IDE 1
    and 2 As a Raid Device as well no joy that way either
    Tony_P, Jun 16, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Kerry Brown, Jun 17, 2006
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    -Draino- Guest

    -Draino-, Jun 17, 2006
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    Tony_P Guest

    See that is the exact problem, It will not allow you to get to that part of
    the install, It gets as far as install now and that is it, It sounds as if
    this is a definite bug in the build, Maybe the code can be switched to
    install drivers prior to the OS Itself.

    On a side note I was able to load x64 on the partioned raid, the start the
    Install of vista via the x64 OS , Down side is one dvd rw cdrw drive, and on
    reboot i get a stop error which appears to be oriented towards the dvd rom...
    Tony_P, Jun 18, 2006
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    larry Guest

    larry, Jul 11, 2006
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